101 Shoeboxes Donated To This Year's Christmas Teams4U Appeal
This year Princethorpe's Chaplaincy Team has again supported the St Anne's, Wappenbury, Parish Shoe Box Appeal, to provide gifts for children overseas who would not otherwise receive a Christmas present.
A grand total of 101 boxes have been assembled and will be delivered to the local co-ordinator, ready to bring happiness and joy at this special time of the year. They were packed full of little gifts and included educational and hygiene essentials such as toothbrushes, hairbrushes, paper and pens, every day, ordinary items to us but of great value to those who receive the gift.
The boxes will be distributed by Team4U and will be given to a vulnerable child, or family, through schools, nurseries, hospitals and orphanages. T4U share the shoeboxes through relationships with local communities as part of a long-term commitment to their children. They also provide financing for pre-school programmes to support education and development.
Our thanks go to all the pupils, parents and staff who have donated to the appeal and our Year 11 pupils Jack Dando, Louise Gambling, Isaac Kirby, Alex Mold, Genevieve Slater-Tucker, Tom Smith and Jemima Teeton and Year 8 pupils Isabella Kay and Emily Knight for so ably supporting the appeal by assembling, sorting and packing the boxes.